Frank & Madge Deeter, are in need of your help. In late 1999 the Social Ballroom Dance Community suffered 2 tragic losses. A Big Band Ballroom Dance Festival producer Merle Ostergard passed away and shortly after, Christy Wells, also a Big Band Ballroom Dance Festival producer, retired due to an illness. It hit us all like ton of bricks. Where we going to dance and socialize with our friends, who lived all over the country? Who was going to carry on with these wonderful events? It was Frank & Madge Deeter. They formed Southern Rhapsody Dance Society and in February 2000. They produced their first of three Big Band Dance Festivals in Dallas, TX. Since then, they have produced 45 Big Band Ballroom Dance Festivals in Nashville TN, Houston TX, Indianapolis IN, Tunica MS, Lake Ozark MO, and Kansas City MO. All with a LARGE Wood Dance Floor, Top Notch Bands playing a wide variety of Big Band Dance Music encompassing all of the most popular dance tempos, Hotel Accommodations at upscale hotels and some meals.
They began by producing 3 Dance Festivals per year until 2007, when they dropped the Tunica Valentines dance due to low attendance. This worked well until 2015. By well, I mean that at the end of the year, they made enough to pay all of the Credit Card Debt for the costs to produce those dances, including hotel rooms purchased, ballroom rental, dance floor rental, meals, insurance and their annual Dance Brochure. However, expenses incurred in order to personally promote these dances at Social Ballroom Dance Clubs and events as far away as Arizona from their home in Pleasant View, TN were not. Unknown to everyone, they paid these from their own pockets.
Why would they do that? Go to: https://www.gofundme.com/southern-rhapsody-dance-society-debt-relief-fund and read the full story. Then help. Then tell it to your friends.
The web site below is for the last dance they produced in 2018.
One GREAT DANCE In 2018
2018 Your Year to Remember
2018 details below.
Indiana Roof Ballroom “Summer Night’s Edd Jones Orchestra
Enjoy a Weekend Festival of Dancing
Large Dance Floors
Nationally Recognized Big Bands
the Best Places to Dance
A Fun Filled Dance Weekend
At the World Famous
“Indiana Roof Ballroom”
August 12, 13 & 14, 2018
Embassy Suites Hotel/Indiana Roof Ballroom
8700 sq. ft. Circular, Floating Wood Dance Floor
(see picture at top of page)
The Weekend includes:
3 Dances (Sun-Mon-Tue)
2 nights Accommodations (Sun-Mon)
Hotel Manager’s Reception (Sun-Mon Evening)
Dance Exhibition (Mon)
2 Breakfasts (Mon-Tue)
a Group Dance Lesson (Mon afternoon)
Ken Kilian Big Band (16 pieces) - Sun. Night
Edd Jones Orchestra -Mon Night & Tue “Tea Dance”
Reservations Early Bird Special
Indy All Star Big Band
Ed Jones Orchestra
Pictures of Summer Nights